Clean Energy Goals and Agencies

Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (Climate Act) - Building on almost a decade of climate leadership based on the latest climate science, the Climate Act, mandates that the state achieves 100% carbon-free electricity system by 2040. By 2030, it is required that New York reduce economy-wide greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent with 70% of New York’s electricity must come from renewable sources and no less than 85 percent by 2050 from 1990 levels. In order to achieve these goals, the Climate Act requires 9,000 MW of the energy we use to come from offshore sources by 2035.

New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) – A New York State Agency aiming to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, accelerate economic growth, and improve the quality of life for all New Yorkers equitably. NYSERDA programming impacts renewable energy including wind and solar, resilient energy systems, energy efficiency and decarbonization, greenhouse gas emissions, and the clean energy economy.

Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) – The IRA lowers energy costs for consumers and small businesses while creating new jobs as America’s clean energy economy and manufacturing sectors grow. Learn more about how you or your family can save on utility bills, get support to purchase electric vehicles and energy-saving appliances, and access the economic opportunities of the clean energy future.The New York League of Conservation Voters (NYLCV) has also produced its own New York state specific guide to IRA benefits and rebates, which is available in both English and Spanish at its website.

Carbon Footprint Calculator - Interested in learning the amount of carbon you or your family generates? This U.S. EPA has an easy calculator that you can find here that can help you get a general idea of the amount of carbon you may be generating.

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) - Develops data sets, maps, models, tools, and software by transforming energy through research, development, commercialization, and deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. Partner with NREL to accelerate the transition of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies to the marketplace.

Rewiring America’s IRA Savings Calculator – A non-profit electrification advocacy agency that has created an online tool to help households assess their potential Inflation Reduction Act electrification tax credits and rebates.

Suffolk County Economic Development & Planning: Energy and Climate Action Office - Identifies opportunities for improved energy policies for the county and coordinates with the Department of Public Works to execute and implement those policies. Suffolk County seeks and utilizes all tools and programs available to further the goal of developing renewable energy and making County buildings and fleet more energy efficient.

Last updated April 17, 2024